Laptops tend to have a fairly short lifespan. They are obsolete within weeks of release, are notoriously difficult to upgrade or repair, and are inherently prone to gradual breakdown or fatal accidents. . After damage has been done, repairs are usually only slightly cheaper than buying a new model.
These very unfavorable conditions — not only for laptops, but also for most other electronic devices — cause a lot of e-waste. . However, some laptop problems are easier to fix than you might expect. This quick troubleshooting guide highlights the most likely corruption, looks at ways to identify the culprit, and links to material that demonstrates how to fix it.
We previously provided similar guides for desktops. Find out what parts can fail and what to do about them Find out what parts can fail and what to do about them Find out what parts can fail and what to do more about them and how to diagnose hardware problems when your computer won’t turn on diagnose hardware problems when your computer won’t turn on . Finally, you can turn to some online resources to learn how to fix your computer. to learn how to fix your computer. to learn how to fix your
Some things can’t be fixed
There are some important parts of a laptop that are very difficult and expensive to fix. They include the motherboard and everything molded onto it, including the CPU (Central Processing Unit) and GPU (GPU). If you are sure one of them is broken, skip to the end of this article. For your next laptop, however, note that you can prevent CPU and GPU damage by making sure they don’t overheat.
Symptoms: If your laptop sounds normal, if the disk drive works and the display turns on but the system doesn’t boot completely, the problem may be related to the operating system.
Correction: if you’re on Windows, you can try starting in safe mode. run in safe mode to diagnose and potentially fix the problem. It may be a faulty driver or a corrupted registry. Instead of spending hours fixing the operating system, it’s better to reinstall it. You can back up data from a computer that does not boot back up data from a computer that does not boot back up data from a computer that does not boot using Linux Live CD/USB
Your hard drive or solid state drive is the home of your operating system and stores all of your data on your computer.
Symptoms: Hard drives don’t always fail out of the blue. Occasionally, warning signs appear, including:
- low/poor performance;
- frequent frosts;
- corrupted data;
- accumulation of bad sectors;
- strange sounds.
I summarized all these signs in an article on how your hard drive is ending its life. . When you notice any of these signs, be sure to back up your data before it’s too late. After that, your only hope is to temporarily restore your hard drive to back up your data.
A sure sign that your hard drive or SSD has died is when the display turns on, the laptop lights flash, but nothing else happens. You may receive an error message saying that something is wrong with the primary boot device. However, if the laptop is completely dead — no sounds, no backlight, and nothing — and if you’ve checked the charger, it’s likely that the motherboard or one of its components has failed. In this case, skip to the end of this article.
Correction: If your HDD or SSD has died, you can fix your laptop by replacing it. This is usually very easy. Remove the old drive, get a new one with an identical connector ( IDE or SATA. ), and install them in place of the old drive. My colleague Matt demonstrated how to install a new laptop hard drive. in the previous article.
The CMOS battery provides power to save BIOS settings when the computer is turned off.